Suryeo Hapcheon, led by Park Jung-hwan 9th dan, succeeded in joining the Sudam League postseason on the last train.
In the 2022-23 KB Kookmin Bank Baduk League Round 3 (Sudam League) held online on the 12th at Korea Kiwon in Seoul and Shusai Kiwon in Tokyo, defending champion Suryeo Hapcheon won 3-1 to Nippon Kiwon.
Suryeohan Hapcheon토토사이트 won in the order of Kim Jin-hui 6-dan, Park Jung-hwan 9-dan, and Yu Oh-seong 7-dan, ending the game 3-0 early. In Nippon Kiwon, only Kotaro Fukooka, 4th Dan, won a match against Younghoon Park, 9th Dan.
Junghwan Park 9th Dan. Photo = Provided by Korea Kiwon
In an interview after the match, Suryeohan Hapcheon coach Ko Geun-tae said, “It was a tough season with a lot of twists and turns. With the determination to start from now on, I will challenge the final goal. I think our team is superior to Ulsan Korea Zinc in terms of power,” he expressed confidence.
Park Jeong-hwan, captain of the 9th dan, said, “Since there is no ace match in the postseason, it would be nice to be able to focus on one game with less pressure. I think our team is the strongest in the way all five come out.”
After completing all the schedules of the regular season, the ticket to advance to the postseason of the Sudam League went to Jeonggwanjangcheonnok (32 points), Suryeohan Hapcheon (28 points), and Ulsan Korea Zinc (26 points), which ranked 1st to 3rd. Go Mecca’s government, which was aiming for the postseason berth until the end, had the same points as Ulsan Korea Zinc, but was one win behind in team wins and only finished in 4th place.
Wonik ended the regular season in 5th place due to a loss in the final game. Nippon Kiwon, which had a poor record of 1 win and 15 losses in the regular league, suffered the disgrace of being at the bottom of the Sudam League.
Sudam League 2nd place Suryeohan Hapcheon and 3rd place Ulsan Korea Zinc’s 3rd semi-playoff season will be held from the 25th. In the semi-playoffs, the advantage is given to the top team in the regular league. 3rd place Ulsan Korea Zinc must disclose the order of countries 1 to 5 in the first game in advance.
Starting on the 17th, the 6 teams from the Nangar League will have their final match. With Korea Price Information confirming the first place, the last 10 rounds 1 to 3 of the Nanga League, which determines the remaining two-digit postseason advancing teams, will be Treasure Island Elite-Com2Stygem (17th), Celltrion-POSCO Future M (18th) ), Korea Price Information-Kicks (19th) unfolds.
Similar to the Sudam League, the Nanga League is also expected to be breathtakingly close until the end as the difference in points is only 2 points from 2nd place Celltrion to 5th place Kicks.
In the 2022-23 Go League, which is being held for the first time in both major leagues (Nanga League and Sudam League), the top three teams in each league advance to the postseason, and the final winning team is determined in the order of semi-playoffs, playoffs, and championships.
The team prize money for the 2022-23 Baduk League is 250 million won for the championship and 100 million won for the runner-up.